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Birthdays in History in 1713

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 15 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, French astronomer who mapped the stars of the Southern Hemisphere, born in Rumigny, France (d. 1762)
  • Mar 21 Francis Lewis, signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • Mar 29 John Ponsonby, Irish politician (d. 1789)
  • Apr 2 Onno Zwier van Haren, Frisian poet (Fatherland), born in St. Annaparochie, Netherlands (d. 1779)
  • Apr 10 John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist, born in Congleton, Cheshire, England (d. 1788)
  • Apr 12 Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer, born in Lapanouse, France (d. 1796)
  • Apr 21 Louis de Noailles, Marshal of France, born in Versailles, France (d. 1793)
  • May 3 Alexis Clairaut, French mathematician (Clairaut's theorem), born in Paris (d. 1765)
  • May 6 Charles Batteux, French philosopher, born in Alland'Huy-et-Sausseuil, Ardennes (d. 1780)
  • May 25 John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1760-63), born in Parliament Square, Edinburgh, Midlothian (d. 1792)
  • Jun 10 Princess Caroline Elizabeth of Great Britain, fourth child and third daughter of King George II of Great Britain and his wife Caroline of Ansbach, born in Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover (d. 1757)
  • Jun 11 Edward Capell, English critic, born in Troston Hall, Suffolk, England (d. 1781)
  • Jun 16 Meshech Weare, Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1786)
  • Jul 22 Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (d. 1780)
  • Aug 1 Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1780)
  • Aug 28 Louis-Auguste d'Affry, French general and ambassador to Netherland, born in Versailles, France (d. 1793)
  • Sep 14 Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician, born in Tübingen, Germany (d. 1781)
  • Sep 18 Jean Allamand, Swiss-Dutch natural philosopher, born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1787)

Person of interestDenis Diderot

Oct 5 Denis Diderot, French enlightenment philosopher (Encyclopédie), born in Langres, Champagne (d. 1784)

Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot
Enlightenment Philosopher
Denis Diderot
  • Oct 7 Granville Elliott, British military officer (d. 1759)
  • Oct 8 Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi and Talmudist, born in Opatów, Poland (d. 1793)
  • Oct 13 Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1784)
  • Oct 23 Peter Burmannus Secundus [Pieter Burman the Younger], Dutch classicist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1778)

Person of interestJunípero Serra

Nov 24 Junipero Serra, Spanish missionary priest who founded the 1st missions in California, born in Petra, Majorca (d. 1784)

Missionary Junípero Serra
Missionary
Junípero Serra
  • Nov 24 Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)
  • Dec 4 Gasparo Gozzi, Italian critic and dramatist, born in Venice (d. 1786)